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Photo credit: Potovanje duše d.o.o.

GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre (GR) carries out all types of business events on a turnkey basis. The events that they can organise and/or host span from congresses, seminars, various workshops, to concerts and other entertainment and cultural events. The diversity of the events that can be held in GR has been particularly visible now – in the two months on the turn between spring and summer.

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Photo credit: Potovanje duše d.o.o.

Photo credit: Potovanje duše d.o.o.

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Photo credit: Fotosejem / Goran Katić

Photo credit: Fotosejem / Goran Katić

On the 19th of May, GR hosted a world-famous motivational vlogger Jay Shetty, who came to Slovenia in organisation by Potovanje duše d.o.o., shared his knowledge with an interested audience, while on the 24th of May the GR was a venue for the 5th Photography Fair (Fotosejem) which presents the intersection for all of the photography aficionados no matter whether they work in photography for professional or amateur purpose.

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Photo credit: GR / Jani Ugrin

Photo credit: GR / Jani Ugrin

Most noticable was the 37th ESPID. Organised by a partner of the GR, the Kenes International, the 37th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases took place in GR halls. ESPID was attended by 2,300 participants from 90 countries what made the Congress the event of the year 2019 in Slovenia.

Marko Pokorn, MD, PhD, a co-chair of the Local Organising Committee noted the GR’s diverse character of its venues: “We welcomed more than 2.300 delegates from all over the world, who attended plenary symposia, debates and discussions, were able to choose between four simultaneous parallel sessions and eight parallel early morning Meet-the-expert sessions as well as numerous E-poster discussions.  The venue has been a complete success: easy access and close proximity to the city centre, friendly architecture and daylight in most of the interiors with hardly any stairs. AV and IT services were flawless and the catering has been delicious.” Also the participants were happy with the GR. “We have had nothing but extremely positive feedback from all the participants saying that this has been one of the best ESPID meetings in the recent years,” concluded Marko Pokorn.

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Photo credit: GR / Jani Ugrin

Photo credit: GR / Jani Ugrin

This year, there are at least three more international congresses from the field of medicine to happen in GR. For example, in the first half of June 11-13 June Health Equity Conference – International conference about health equity, gender equality and the right to the highest attainable standard of health that is under the auspices of the World Health Organisation. While in the second half of June, 20-22 June – Annual RIMS Conference 2019 – 24th Annual Conference About Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis will gather international experts from the field of multiple sclerosis and rehabilitation.

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Photo credit: GR / Jani Ugrin

Photo credit: GR / Jani Ugrin

Earlier in the month of June, the Three Seas Initiative 2019 organised by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be held in GR. The Forum of 12 EU Member States on investment in the economy, transport, connectivity, energy infrastructure, environmental protection, research, development and digital communication in the region between the Adriatic, the Baltic and the Black Sea will take place in GR on 5-6 June.

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Photo credit: Ana Kovač/Siol.net

Photo credit: Ana Kovač/Siol.net

In addition, on the 6th of June, the 8th Slovenian digital communication conference Diggit – a one-of-a-kind event, where a platform for the overview of digital trends, examples of the best digital practices, and online innovations among Slovenian agencies and advertisers is created, will take place inside the GR.

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Photo credit: Tina Ramujkić/Conventa 2019

Photo credit: Tina Ramujkić/Conventa 2019

The rich spring and early summer season in GR just continues the venue’s successful business from last year when more than 260 events that were visited by around 400,000 people took place in its halls. Fairs, exhibitions, concerts, B2C and B2B events included also 12 international congresses that brought to Ljubljana around 11,000 congress participants. This year, 9 congresses that will gather from a few hundred to 2,000 participants have been confirmed.